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State House approves review of child protection efforts

PHOENIX — The House gave final approval Monday for an external review of how Arizona has handled Child Protective Services.

April 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona lawmakers nearing budget deal

Arizona lawmakers nearing budget deal

PHOENIX — Senate Republican leaders have agreed to give Gov. Jan Brewer much of what she wants in a spending plan to avoid a gridlock on the new budget.

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Arizona lawmakers renew push to dump Common Core education standards

Arizona lawmakers renew push to dump Common Core education standards

PHOENIX — Unable to kill outright the Common Core program, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out of the national education standards.

March 12, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Senators vote to rebuff Melvin, retain Common Core standards

The Senate voted 18-12 Wednesday to kill Tucson Republican Sen. Al Melvin’s legislation forbidding Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards adopted by the National Governors Association.

March 05, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Arizona Senate kills bill to drop Common Core standards

Arizona Senate kills bill to drop Common Core standards

PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate today voted to kill a bill that would have scrapped the Common Core education standards.

March 05, 2014 3:23 pmLoading…

Senate votes to dump Common Core

PHOENIX — Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin persuaded Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years ago.

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Arizona Senate: Dump Common Core education standards

Arizona Senate: Dump Common Core education standards

Calling them a federal "dictate," Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote today to scrap the Common Core standards that the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.

March 04, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Arizona Senate panel votes to dump Common Core

PHOENIX — Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted four years ago.

February 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Amphi parents challenge district's textbook changes

A parents’ group has formed to protest Amphitheater Unified School District’s new textbooks and curriculum.

January 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sahuarita schools to align new report card to new standards

The Sahuarita Unified School District is creating new report cards that are expected to align with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, formerly known as the Common Core.

November 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bridging the Gap for Latino Students - Now is the Time!

It is an alarming reality that barely half of Arizona Hispanics have obtained a high school education. Latinos still continue to lag behind their white peers in high school graduation rates and overall academic performance.

November 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD board affirms state standards met

The Tucson Unified School District affirmed Monday its curriculum is aligned with state and Common Core standards.

October 14, 2013 6:15 pmLoading…

New school test gets time extension

The Arizona Department of Education will allow extra time for school districts and charter schools to assess a new online assessment that might replace the AIMS test, after receiving complaints about the timing of the assessment.

October 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Private schools voluntarily moving toward Common Core

As the state’s public schools move toward the Common Core, many private schools are also integrating the standards into school curricula, although they aren’t legally required to.

September 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD could spend $2.2M in grants on equipment for test that may be scrapped

TUSD could spend $2.2M in grants on equipment for test that may be scrapped

The Tucson Unified School District is looking to spend more than $2.2 million to prepare for a new online assessment being piloted by the state that may never be used.

September 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Common Core name changes, standards remain

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ordered her agencies to stop using the term “Common Core’’ when referring to new education standards, in response to hostility from critics over what they see as a federal intrusion.

September 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

No: Haphazard implementation of Common Core could doom it

Even if you believe that the Common Core standards are high-quality, internationally benchmarked and would provide a solid foundation for the American education system, you should be worried about how they are being implemented.

August 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Yes: Common Core brings benefits to both education and our economy

America’s public K-12 education system isn’t making the grade.

August 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New Common Core exam costs 50% more than AIMS

The cost per Arizona student for the new test to measure progress under Common Core is nearly 50 percent more than the AIMS test.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Applicants lack math skills, employers say

Before job-seekers fill out an application for work making foam products for the aerospace industry at General Plastics Manufacturing Co. in Tacoma, Wash., they have to take a math test.

April 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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